MIAMI GARDENS, FL (March 13, 2023) – The Miami Open presented by Itaú will hold the third edition of its successful ‘MIAMI OPEN UNITES’ campaign on Monday,March 20, 2023. This day of service brings together ATP and WTA players, Miami Open staff, and volunteers to help South Florida’s most vulnerable in various philanthropic initiatives across Miami-Dade County. ATP, WTA, Miami Open and Hologic are thrilled to also be able to show support with a financial contribution to each participating organization.
10:00 AM – Volunteers will assist Rebuilding Together in rehabilitating the home of Miami-Dade County’s veteran, Thomas Coates, retired Air Force E6 Sergeant. The players will paint and landscape, providing much-needed assistance to the organization. For more information on Rebuild Together, go to https://rebuildingtogether.org/ and @RebldgTogthr 11:00 AM – The Humane Society of Greater Miami will have players and volunteers helping to groom animals, increasing their chances of adoption. The initiative aims to create a better life for the animals that need care and love. For more information the Humane Society of Greater Miami, go to http://www.humanesocietymiami.org/ and @HumaneMiami 1:00 PM – Players will also help plant seedlings at Health in the Hood‘s community garden, with all produce grown distributed free-of-charge to families, local food pantries, churches, and community centers. For more information on Health in the Hood, go to www.healthinthehood.org/ and @HealthInThehood
2:00 PM – Players will participate in the Big Brothers Big Sisters’First Serve Miami Clinic at the Moore Park Tennis Center, founded by Miami Open founder Butch Buchholz and tennis legend Arthur Ashe. The clinic is designed to ignite the potential of at-risk youth (Littles) by matching them with committed adult mentors (Bigs). For more info go to www.bbbsmiami.org and www.firstservemiami.org3:00 PM – The Miami Rescue Mission will also receive players’ support to prep meals as they serve dinner to those living at the shelter, providing much-needed assistance to the homeless of South Florida. This effort is also being sponsored by Hologic and will have employees on-site to volunteer support. For more information on The Caring Place at the Miami Rescue Mission, go to www.caringplace.org “We are thrilled to hold the third edition of MIAMI OPEN UNITES,” said Miami Open’s Tournament Director, James Blake. “This initiative brings our players and volunteers together to make a positive impact on our community, showing that we all can make a difference when we unite for a common cause. It is truly a favorite initiative for both the players and staff.”
Follow the #MiamiOpenUnites campaign on social media and join the conversation as the Miami Open Unites the South Florida community. For more information about the Miami Open presented by Itaú, please visit the official website at www.miamiopen.com.For more information and the latest news, follow us at @Miami Open on Instagram, Tik Tok and Twitter and @MiamiOpenTennis on Facebook. About the Miami Open presented by Itaú The 2023 Miami Open will be played March 19 – April 2 at Hard Rock Stadium. The two- week combined event is owned and operated by IMG. The Miami Open is one of nine ATP Masters 1000 Series events on the ATP calendar, a WTA 1000 event on the WTA calendar, and features the top men’s and women’s tennis players in the world. The tournament is widely regarded as the most glamorous on the ATP and WTA calendars because of Miami’s unique personality, thriving nightlife, five-star hotels and restaurants, beautiful weather and beaches, and celebrity appeal, as well as its close proximity to both Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach. For ticket information, visit www.miamiopen.com.
About IMG IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion, events and media. The company manages some of the world’s greatest athletes and fashion icons; owns and operates hundreds of live events annually; and is a leading independent producer and distributor of sports and entertainment media. IMG also specializes in licensing, sports training and league development. IMG is a subsidiary of Endeavor, a global sports and entertainment company. About Hard Rock Stadium Hard Rock Stadium is a global entertainment destination and cultural curator of world-class events. The best-in-class venue is a home to the Miami Dolphins, University of Miami football team, Orange Bowl, Formula 1® Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix, Miami Open presented by Itaú, major concerts, championship boxing and international soccer. For more information, visit hardrockstadium.com. About The ATP As a global governing body of men’s professional tennis, the ATP’s mission is to serve tennis. We entertain a billion global fans, showcase the world’s greatest players at the most prestigious tournaments, and inspire the next generation of fans and players. From the United Cup in Australia, to Europe, the Americas and Asia, the stars of the game battle for titles and Pepperstone ATP Rankings points at ATP Masters 1000, 500 and 250 events, and Grand Slams. All roads lead towards the Nitto ATP Finals, the prestigious season finale held in Turin, Italy. Featuring only the world’s top 8 qualified singles players and doubles teams, the tournament also sees the official crowning of the year-end ATP World No. 1, presented by Pepperstone, the ultimate achievement in tennis. For more information, please visit www.ATPTour.com.
About the WTA Founded by Billie Jean King in 1973 on the principle of equal opportunity, the WTA is the global leader in women’s professional sports. The WTA is one of the world’s most recognizable and high-profile sports organizations, consisting of more than 1600 players representing over 80 nations, all competing to earn WTA rankings points and prestigious tournament titles. The Hologic WTA Tour is comprised of over 70 events and four Grand Slams, spanning 30 countries and regions across six continents with a global audience of nearly 900 million. Further information on the WTA can be found at wtatennis.com.